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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535567/radiation-dose-and-procedure-time-for-994-ct-guided-spine-pain-control-procedures
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Matthew S Lazarus, Rebecca B Forman, Alan L Brook, Todd S Miller
BACKGROUND: Image guidance for spine pain control procedures, including epidural steroid injection, nerve root block, and facet block, can be performed with either computed tomography (CT) or conventional fluoroscopy. CT has the advantage of improved anatomic localization and use of air for contrast; however, there are concerns that CT leads to higher radiation dose and longer procedure time. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate procedure time and radiation dose for multiple types of spine pain control procedures performed under CT guidance...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535562/isocentric-navigation-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-transforaminal-discectomy-at-the-l5-s1-level-in-difficult-puncture-cases-a-technical-note
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Guoxin Fan, Teng Wang, Shuo Hu, Xiaofei Guan, Xin Gu, Shisheng He
BACKGROUND: Accurate puncture during percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy at the L5/S1 level in cases with high iliac crest and narrow foramen were difficult, even though the difficulties of foraminoplasty could be overcome by advanced instruments like reamers. OBJECTIVES: The report aimed to describe an isocentric navigation technique with a definite pathway in difficult puncture cases at the L5/S1 level. STUDY DESIGN: Technical note...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535487/nerve-excitability-changes-related-to-muscle-weakness-in-chronic-progressive-external-ophthalmoplegia
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Antoine Gueguen, Claude Jardel, Marc Polivka, S Veronica Tan, Françoise Gray, Catherine Vignal, Anne Lombès, Olivier Gout, Hugh Bostock
OBJECTIVE: To explore potential spreading to peripheral nerves of the mitochondrial dysfunction in chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO) by assessing axonal excitability. METHODS: CPEO patients (n=13) with large size deletion of mitochondrial DNA and matching healthy controls (n=22) were included in a case-control study. Muscle strength was quantified using MRC sum-score and used to define two groups of patients: CPEO-weak and CPEO-normal (normal strength)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535175/parental-age-and-risk-of-pediatric-cancer-in-the-offspring-a-population-based-record-linkage-study-in-california
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Rong Wang, Catherine Metayer, Libby Morimoto, Joseph L Wiemels, Andrew T DeWan, Alice Kang, Xiaomei Ma
By linking birth records and cancer registry data from California, we conducted a population-based study with 23,419 cases and 87,593 matched controls born in 1978-2009 to investigate the relation of parental age to risk of pediatric cancer. Compared to children born to mothers aged 20-24 years, those born to mothers in older age groups had a 13% to 36% increased risk of pediatric cancer, the odds ratio (OR) for each 5-year maternal age increase was 1.06 (95% confidence interval[CI]: 1.04,1.09). For cancer diagnosed at 0-14 and 15-19 years, the OR for each 5-year increase in maternal age was1...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535174/probabilistic-multiple-bias-modelling-applied-to-the-canadian-data-from-the-interphone-study-of-mobile-phone-use-and-risk-of-glioma-meningioma-acoustic-neuroma-and-parotid-gland-tumors
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F Momoli, J Siemiatycki, M L McBride, M-É Parent, L Richardson, D Bedard, R Platt, M Vrijheid, E Cardis, D Krewski
We undertook a re-analysis of the Canadian data from the thirteen-country INTERPHONE case-control study (2001-2004), which evaluated the association between mobile phone use and risk of brain, acoustic neuroma, and parotid gland tumors. The main publication of the multinational INTERPHONE study concluded that "biases and errors prevent a causal interpretation". We applied a probabilistic multiple-bias model to address possible biases simultaneously, using validation data from billing records and non-participant questionnaires as information on recall error and selective participation...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535137/the-effect-of-heart-disease-on-anesthetic-complications-during-routine-dental-procedures-in-dogs
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Jennifer E Carter, Alison A Motsinger-Reif, William V Krug, Bruce W Keene
Dental procedures are a common reason for general anesthesia, and there is widespread concern among veterinarians that heart disease increases the occurrence of anesthetic complications. Anxiety about anesthetizing dogs with heart disease is a common cause of referral to specialty centers. To begin to address the potential effect of heart disease on anesthetic complications in dogs undergoing anesthesia for routine dental procedures, we compared anesthetic complications in 100 dogs with heart disease severe enough to trigger referral to a specialty center (cases) to those found in 100 dogs without cardiac disease (controls) that underwent similar procedures at the same teaching hospital...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535115/use-of-naloxone-nasal-spray-4%C3%A2-mg-in-the-community-setting-a-survey-of-use-by-community-organizations
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George K Avetian, Phillip Fiuty, Silvana Mazzella, Dave Koppa, Vivian Heye, Pratibha Hebbar
OBJECTIVE: Naloxone hydrochloride, an opioid antagonist, has been approved as a concentrated 4-mg dose intranasal formulation for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. This new formulation is easier to use and contains a higher dose of naloxone compared with earlier, unapproved kits. A survey of first responders and community-based organizations was conducted to understand initial real-world experiences with this new formulation for opioid overdose reversal. METHODS: In August 2016, 152 US organizations known to have received units of the approved 4-mg dose/unit naloxone nasal spray (NARCAN® Nasal Spray 4 mg [NNS]; Adapt Pharma, Inc...
May 23, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534866/-a-comparison-of-methods-for-modeling-factors-associated-with-hospital-admissions-in-incident-cases-of-heart-failure
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Francisco Javier Prado-Galbarro, Isabel Del-Cura-González, Sofía Garrido-Elustondo, Ana Estela Gamiño-Arroyo, Carlos Sánchez-Piedra, Antonio Sarriá Santamera
OBJECTIVE: Heart failure (HF) is an important public health problem due to its increasing prevalence, and the decompensation associated with hospital admission represents an increased risk of death. The objective of this study was to compare several methods to model the variable hospitalizations and to determine the effect of factors associated with hospital admissions in incident cases of HF. METHODS: Study of a retrospective cohort of patients with information extracted from electronic medical records of PC was performed...
May 24, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534797/transition-icons-for-time-series-visualization-and-exploratory-analysis
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Paul Nickerson, Raheleh Baharloo, Amal A Wanigatunga, Todd D Manini, Patrick J Tighe, Parisa Rashidi
The modern healthcare landscape has seen the rapid emergence of techniques and devices which temporally monitor and record physiological signals. The prevalence of time series data within the healthcare field necessitates the development of methods which can analyze the data in order to draw meaningful conclusions. Time series behavior is notoriously difficult to intuitively understand due to its intrinsic high-dimensionality, which is compounded in the case of analyzing groups of time series collected from different patients...
May 16, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534378/secondary-malignant-tumors-of-the-parotid-gland-not-a-secondary-problem
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Antonio Pastore, Andrea Ciorba, Marco Soliani, Andrea Di Laora, Giorgia Valpiani, Chiara Bianchini, Francesco Stomeo, Roberto Merlo, Stefano Pelucchi
PURPOSE: To present the clinical features of patients with parotid gland metastasis, and compare the results with previously published series. Most of the relevant literature arises from case reports, while there are only few series reported, as secondary neoplastic lesions of the parotid gland are uncommon. METHODS: The medical records of patients with parotid gland metastasis, treated at the ENT Department of the University Hospital of Ferrara, between January 1st 1965 and December 31th 2014, were retrospectively reviewed...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534377/incidence-and-mortality-trends-of-ovarian-cancer-in-central-serbia
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Aleksandar Antonijevic, Natasa Rancic, Mirko Ilic, Branislav Tiodorovic, Miodrag Stojanovic, Jasmina Stefanovic
PURPOSE: Ovarian cancer (OC) is the most fatal cancer in females. The objective of this paper was to determine the incidence and mortality trends of OC in central Serbia from 1999 to 2003. METHODS: Data about all new cases and deaths of OC were obtained from the Serbian Cancer Registry. Data were analyzed for the central of Serbia which encompasses the territory of Serbia without its northern and southern regions. Data of the female population were obtained from the population censuses in the years 1991, 2002 and 2011...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534357/comparative-study-of-receptor-discordance-between-primary-and-corresponding-metastatic-lesions-in-breast-cancer
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Gokmen U Erdem, Kadri Altundag, Nuriye Y Ozdemir, Suleyman Sahin, Nebi S Demirci, Fatih Karatas, Yakup Bozkaya, Aydin Aytekin, Vildan Tasdemir, Alma C Aslan, Ali R Sever, Nurullah Zengin
PURPOSE: It is well-known that tumor phenotype may change during the progression of breast cancer (BC). The purpose in this study was to compare the discordance in estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PgR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) between primary and recurrent/metastatic lesions (RML) and also to evaluate the prognostic significance of change in tumor phenotype on survival in patients with metastatic BC. METHODS: The medical records of 6638 patients with BC from two breast centers treated between 1992 and 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534320/infectious-keratitis-and-orthokeratology-lens-use-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ka Wai Kam, Wing Yung, Gabriel Ka Hin Li, Li Jia Chen, Alvin L Young
PURPOSE: Myopia is a prevalent condition among Asians. Orthokeratology lens has gained popularity as a method of myopia control. This systematic review is to summarize the clinical profile of infectious keratitis in association with orthokeratology lens wear. METHODS: We searched in the PubMed and EMBASE for articles adopting the search strategy "(orthokeratology lens OR orthokeratology) AND (bacterial eye infection OR keratitis OR cornea ulcer OR microbial keratitis OR bacterial keratitis)", from the start date of the databases to August 23, 2016...
May 22, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534190/a-prospective-randomised-comparison-between-the-transperitoneal-and-retroperitoneoscopic-approaches-for-robotic-assisted-pyeloplasty-in-a-single-surgeon-single-centre-study
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Wael Y Khoder, Raphaela Waidelich, Abdel Majeed Al Ghamdi, Therese Schulz, Armin Becker, Christian G Stief
Literature data comparing robotic-assisted laparoscopic versus retroperitoneoscopic approaches are still lacking, probably due to difficulties with the retroperitoneoscopic approach. The objective is to compare the results of robotic-assisted pyeloplasty using transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approaches in a prospective randomised single surgeon study. 80 consecutive patients with primary ureteropelvic junction obstruction were prospectively randomised between transperitoneal (40 patients, group 1) and retroperitoneal (40 patients, group 2) robotic-assisted pyeloplasty...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533861/-cutaneous-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-about-85-cases
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Amina Aounallah, Aicha Arouss, Najet Ghariani, Wafa Saidi, Badreddine Sriha, Mohamed Denguezli, Colandane Belajouza, Rafia Nouira
Clinical manifestation, etiology and outcome of leukocytoclastic vasculitis are little studied. The aim of our study was to examine epidemiological, clinical etiological, and evolutionary characteristics of this entity. We conducted a cross-sectional data collection from medical records of 85 patients with leukocytoclastic vasculitis in the Department of Dermatology at the Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse between January 2000 and December 2013. Epidemiological, clinical, paraclinical, etiological data sheets had been completed for each patient...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533851/-giant-cell-tumors-of-the-tendon-sheaths-of-the-hand-about-50-cases
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Walid Osman, Zeineb Alaya, Ali Haggui, Mohamed Ben Rejeb, Sonia Jemni, Nader Naouar, Mohamed Laziz Ben Ayeche
Giant cell tumors of the synovial tendon sheaths (GCTSTS) are a localized form of hemopigmented villonodular synovitis. They mainly affect the hands. This study aims to analyse the epidemiology, clinical and therapeutic characteristics of GCTSTS, to assess the results of surgical treatment and to identify risk factors for recurrences. We conducted a retrospective data collection from medical records of 50 patients with GCTSTS of the hand between 1992 and 2016 in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Hospital of Sahloul (Sousse-Tunisia)...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533829/clinical-analysis-of-aqueductal-stenosis-in-patients-with-hydrocephalus-in-a-kenyan-setting
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Loyal Poonamjeet Kaur, Nderitu Joseph Munyiri, Wekesa Vincent Dismus
INTRODUCTION: Aqueductal stenosis is the commonest cause of congenital hydrocephalus. The scope of this paper is to highlight the disease burden of hydrocephalus attributed to aqueductal stenosis which still remains unknown in our setting. METHODS: In a descriptive cross-sectional study, 258 records of patients diagnosed with hydrocephalus were analyzed after ethical approval from Kenyatta National Hospital- University of Nairobi (KNH-UON) ethics and research committee from January 2010 to May 2016...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533378/pyrite-sulfur-isotopes-reveal-glacial-interglacial-environmental-changes
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Virgil Pasquier, Pierre Sansjofre, Marina Rabineau, Sidonie Revillon, Jennifer Houghton, David A Fike
The sulfur biogeochemical cycle plays a key role in regulating Earth's surface redox through diverse abiotic and biological reactions that have distinctive stable isotopic fractionations. As such, variations in the sulfur isotopic composition (δ(34)S) of sedimentary sulfate and sulfide phases over Earth history can be used to infer substantive changes to the Earth's surface environment, including the rise of atmospheric oxygen. Such inferences assume that individual δ(34)S records reflect temporal changes in the global sulfur cycle; this assumption may be well grounded for sulfate-bearing minerals but is less well established for pyrite-based records...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532931/infectious-keratitis-after-laser-vision-correction-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Julie M Schallhorn, Steven C Schallhorn, Keith Hettinger, Stephen Hannan
PURPOSE: To describe the incidence and risk factors associated with microbial keratitis in a large population of laser vision correction (LVC) patients. SETTING: Optical Express centers, Glasgow, United Kingdom. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Records were searched to identify all cases of presumed microbial keratitis after LVC between January 1, 2008, and April 1, 2015. Consecutive patients having primary or enhancement LVC during that time served as controls...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532914/penetrating-bihemispheric-traumatic-brain-injury-a-collective-review-of-gunshot-wounds-to-the-head
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REVIEW
L Turco, D L Cornell, B Phillips
BACKGROUND: Head injuries that cross midline structures of the brain are 'bihemispheric.' Other terms have been used to describe such injuries, but 'bihemispheric' is the most accurate and should be standard nomenclature. Bihemispheric head injuries are associated with higher mortality and morbidity than other penetrating traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Currently, there is a tendency to manage severe gunshot wounds (GSWs) to the head non-operatively, despite reports of improved outcome in military patients treated aggressively...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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